15 Dec. 2008|
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I wanted my pillow part bigger than those used in the directions, so I experimented a little with each one until I got it about right with mine. I love my lap boards (I am using one right now) and to make one in my own ‘style’ would be just awesome!
Putting something under it would solve the problem, but I wanted my laptop raised too, to make typing easier, which required something thicker than the magazine I'd been using to protect my legs.
I decided to make three: one for me, one for Clover, who is always writing, drawing, or reading, and one for Rocket, who would feel left out otherwise.
The measurements are a little off due to the guy's inexperience, and he used black Sharpie to make his measurement marks, but I got my slab of wood cut into threes, which is what mattered. I held other boards at Home Depot, but they had too much heft for something I wanted on my lap.
I glued the fabric (with sewn corners) to poster board, filled the pillow with bean bag filler (after I debated for days over the merits of foam, Polyfill or bean bag filler until Kevin told me I was over-thinking it), then hot glued it all to the pre-cut board.